The American Chemical Society Green Roof Blog
- Join Joanna Brosnan, Director of ACS’s Facilities Department (top) who initiated the project, and Stormy Gorham (bottom), for a weekly account of the project as it unfolds.
The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society is taking another major step in transforming its headquarters into one of the most energy-efficient and sustainable structures possible with existing technology by starting construction of a meadow on the roof — a “green roof” for its headquarters building.
Only 1 in 10 office buildings in the Washington, D.C., area have these innovative surfaces. Green roofs use green plants growing on a specially engineered surface to absorb carbon dioxide from the air, save energy on heating and cooling, promote cleaner air, and reduce stormwater runoff that can overburden city sewers.
About The American Chemical SocietyThe American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.